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U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici heard from restaurant owners Friday about the lack of effective support amid the coronavirus pandemic, but was hopeful about more relief under a Biden administration and Democratic Congress. The Oregon Democrat has pushed for a $120 billion bailout for restaurants, one of the industries hardest-hit during the pandemic.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon) said without additional supplies of vaccine, more Oregonians may have to wait to be vaccinated. "The Trump Administration promised Oregon and other states additional supplies of vaccine from Operation Warp Speed reserves," the congresswoman said in a statement.
Those restaurant owners joined Suzanne Bonamici for a virtual round table Friday afternoon. Restaurant owners discussed what it’s been like to operate a restaurant with strict limitations on their businesses. Many of the restaurant owners explained in the meeting that PPP loans are just not working.
On Friday, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici held a roundtable with local business owners in the industry to talk about their needs. One of the major topics discussed was the rules surrounding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding. Some said the guidelines were unclear or unattainable.
Last week, Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, reintroduced a bill that would create a commission to examine reparations for African American descendants of slavery, a proposal that’s never been brought to a full House vote. The current measure has 173 co-sponsors, including Oregon Democratic Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Peter DeFazio.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici called the people who attacked the Capitol last week “armed domestic terrorists.”
Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader, all Democrats, joined Blumenauer in voting for impeachment. “Our country and our Capitol have suffered a devastating attack in the past week, and the President’s role in inciting the violence we experienced has left us no choice but to impeach him," Bonamici said, in a statement.
“Donald J. Trump encouraged and incited the violent attack that occurred on Jan. 6, when Congress was gathered to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election,” Bonamici said in a statement. “It was an attack on our Capitol and our democracy. Today I voted to impeach him for incitement of insurrection.”
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici said that due to the president's role in the the Capitol breach on January 6, she felt she had no choice but to vote to impeach. Her statement read, in part: We are now forced to reckon with the grave reality that the President of the United States directly incited an attack on our government and country, and he must be held accountable.
Bonamici: "We are now forced to reckon with the grave reality that the President of the United States directly incited an attack on our government and country, and he must be held accountable. He is wholly unfit for office and must never be able to serve in government again. I commend my colleagues, Representatives Cicilline, Lieu, and Raskin, for drafting this resolution of impeachment.